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Gratitude List

Never let a bad moment turn into a bad day.

We all have those moments that can seem inescapable because we are consumed with frustration, anger, fear, or anxiety. Our minds are habit forming, which means they've been programmed to react to these types of situations with those precise emotions and feelings. It’s can be comforting to us, in an odd and cruel way.

What if you decided that you had enough? What if when you were presented with a situation that normally made you angry, you said STOP? You put a halt on where your mind was going and you turned your attention elsewhere. You focused on gratitude. You took a mental time out to take a step back and concentrate on a gratitude list; whether you wrote it down or did so in your head.

In doing so, you can start to reprogram or retrain your mind to go towards the positive (a gratitude list) instead of straight to the negative. This new way of thinking will take time. You’re literally trying to transform thought patterns that have been engrained in your brain for years. So, be patient. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t always handle the situation like you wanted to. Focus on being better for the next situation. Always treat yourself with love, kindness and compassion. You deserve it.

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